Category: Milk kefir

Milk kefir is a thick liquid, carbonated and slightly alcoholic milk drink, which originally comes from the Caucasus in Russia. It is made with a mixture of various lactic acid bacteria and yeasts.

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Buy Fresh or Dried kefir grains ? Buy Kefir powder ? Which Kefir to buy ?

Choosing a Kefir Culture Kefir is one of the absolute superstars of health food, Kefir grains are an amazing combination of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts in an absolute matrix of proteins, lipids and sugars. This symbiotic matrix, (or SCOBY) forms “grains” that resemble cauliflower. Extremely beneficial even for those who are lactose intolerant and used in different parts of the World, it has recently caught...

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How to make authentic milk kefir ?

How to make Milk Kefir In order to make authentic milk kefir, you need to get the supplies ready and follow the steps carefully. Here is the step by step direction on making authentic milk kefir: Get the supplies ready: First of all, you need milk, but you should make sure that the milk is not lactose free or ultra pasteurized. Raw milk or low...

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What types of milk that can be used for making dairy kefir ?

Choosing the best milk for making Milk Kefir Kefir is a fermented milk product that is known for its huge health benefits. Though the flavor and tart of kefir is similar to that of yogurt, kefir contains much more beneficial qualities than yogurt. The best kind of kefir can be made from raw organic milk that is fresh and hygienic. However, every one cannot make...

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All about making kefir with a freeze-dried starter

All about kefir starter cultures Kefir is a probiotic drink which is well known for its various health benefits. The healing qualities of kefir have been known since the ancient times. It is a traditional health drink that is recommended to everyone. Many people prepare kefir at home. The trick with making kefir at home is using the proper starter culture. The starter culture is...

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The Benefits of Lactic Acid Fermentation

The Health Benefits of Lactic Acid Fermented Foods Most often we consume many good foods about which we hardly have any idea as to what it actually is or its benefits. The best example of such foods is yogurt, pickled vegetables and many others. All these specialty foods use lactic acid fermentation which is a biological process in which glucose and sucrose or lactose and...

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The History and Myth of Kefir

Where do Kefir grains come from ? The history of milk kefir was initially part of a legend and a bit mysterious too. People living in the northern slopes of Mountain Caucasian believe that Muhammad, the Great Prophet gave kefir grains to the Orthodox people and showed them how to make it as well. They guarded the grains and the knowledge given to them by...

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Milk Kefir vs Yogurt

Difference between Kefir and Yogurt Both yogurt and milk kefir are cultured milk products. Both the foods are good for health as they are rich in calcium, protein, vitamin B and potassium. They are a little sour in taste and have an identical tart. Both yogurt and milk kefir can be found in plain form and in different fruit flavors. The live kefir cultures used...

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Kefir grains versus Kefir ferment

Kefir Grains versus Kefir Starter: Which Should You Opt For ? To prepare your milk kefir, you may use kefir grains or commercial powdered kefir starter. This article will show you the advantages and disadvantages of using both. Powdered Kefir Starter Kefir starter (powdered) is produced commercially. You can buy this kefir starter as a multi-pack or single pack. This preparation contains limited probiotic, which...

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How to Make Milk Kefir ?

Make Milk Kefir at home ? Milk Kefir (usually pronounced as keh-FEER) is basically a slightly carbonated but delicious milk beverage, fermented and similar to buttermilk or yogurt. Kefir is nothing other than fermented milk (room temperature) with the kefir grains for almost 24 hours. It has amazing health benefits, flavorsome and is endured well, even by person who is lactose intolerant. It’s easier to...